This I Believe

Arden - Shillington, Pennsylvania
Entered on December 12, 2007

How much can you really, truly count on in today’s society? Especially when we’re such an independent country, it’s hard to find something that will really last with you. Yet, there’s something that I know will never let you down. I believe in BIC pens. Not just any pen, BIC pens. They are unbelievably reliable. The ink doesn’t run out nearly as quickly as any other pen. A good BIC pen will last you a while. It travels with you by back pocket or purse, to sign an important document or doodle on your paper. A BIC pen is always there. They’re a simple sort of pen. No special feel, no crazy, wild grips or special clicky sounds, just a simple pen. Everyone can use a BIC pen: stockmen in a warehouse, college students, secretaries in an office, or even Jerry Seinfeld, who has said that every episode of Seinfeld was written with a BIC pen. These pens fit perfectly in your hand. Not too fat, not too skinny, they sit flawlessly in your hands or in your mouth. BIC pens just have a different feel than any other pen. The way the pen cap pops on and off the top, and the way it flips through your fingers, a BIC pen is always just at your fingertips waiting for that amazing idea that you will write down. In that way, BIC pens are mighty and powerful. They don’t break easily and will last a long time through all your frustrations when the idea is on the tip of your tongue. Through BIC pens, we can express ourselves. You can see what’s in your head on paper thanks to a BIC pen.

I believe we could take a hint from BIC pens. Be reliable. Show up for people when they need you. Take time to value simplicity in this complex world. We are all BIC pens. We could be the next warehouse workers, college students, secretaries, or Jerry Seinfelds of the world. BIC pens are the perfect size, there’s no biggie BIC. There are a lot of BIC pens in the world and they work well with everyone. We are compatible with all sorts of people, not just one type. Also, a good person has the strength of a BIC pen to make a lasting friendship. BIC pens have the power to change the world with the words they write; but the words can only come from someone who writes them down. So like BIC pens, our words can change the world.

So the next time you need inspiration, or you want to get a new grasp on the world. Pick up a BIC pen, and take a lesson. Such a simple thing can really change everything.